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New Potter in Residence, Early October Classes, Botanical Prints

Welcome to New Potter in Residence
Nicole Ginzburg 
Nicole is a recent graduate of the Pratt Institute with a major in industrial design and minor in ceramics. She comes from an industrial/product design background where her focus has been on hand-built, functional vessels and tabletop pieces.
“I am conceptually motivated by the intersection of design and craft and potential opportunities for cultural, economic and environmental sustainability. I hope to conduct extensive research into how global and local cultures think about and implement craft.”
Nicole was the president of the Pratt ceramics club, so has experience in how to direct classes and manage ceramic groups, particularly in the present day climate of the pandemic. She will oversee all of the ceramic practice sessions each week.
We are thrilled that Nicole has joined our team and look forward to working with her in our thriving ceramic studio!

It’s really true. Every penny counts!
Thank you so much to Bishops Orchards and The Marketplace, wonderful local business supporters of GAC. Both businesses benefitted GAC during their July
“rounding up” programs.
Thanks to shoppers who answered “yes” to rounding up for GAC, the Marketplace’s Change for Charity program donated $1,682, and Bishops donated more than $4,400 – amazing! GAC so appreciates the support of these businesses and our community members.

The Bowls are Back
Save the date for GAC’s annual Soup for Good event, Sunday, November 21, pickup 2-4pm. Tickets are $40 and include a handmade bowl by GAC potters, choice of homemade soups, bread, wine and a sweet. The GAC Holiday Shop will also be open that day, and participants will receive a coupon to shop. Ticketing will open Oct. 1.
ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS (beginning early October)
Sewing 101
4 Fridays beginning October 1, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Ideal for the beginning sewist or those in need of a review. Master proper hemming and measuring, rotary cutting skills and patchwork techniques. Gain confidence with machine sewing while stitching a zippered pouch and envelope pillow. Sewing machines provided or bring your own.
Jewelry from the Forge Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Make unique jewelry in a unique way – from forged steel. Learn hand forging techniques to transform steel into rings, necklaces and cuffs.
Blue Alchemy Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3, 10:00am-3:00pm
Instructor: Eva Polizzi
Take a deep dive into the magical world of blue. Build on existing knowledge of indigo vat and dyeing process. Focus on projects based on West-African stitch resist or Japanese Sashiko embroidery techniques.
Weave an Infinity Scarf Workshop
Monday, October 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Dahlia Popovits
This workshop is designed for beginners who may only want a one-time experience, or experienced hand weavers who are interested in learning to use a portable rigid heddle loom for self-expression. Weave an infinity scarf using colors and textures of your choosing.
Open Forge: Session B
4 Wednesdays beginning October 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Mace Vitale
This time is intended for blacksmithing and bladesmithing students to continue projects they’ve started, or start new projects under the guidance of a working smith. Projects will be tailored to individual students; pre-requesite of a beginner
bladesmith or blacksmith class.
Exploring Charcoal Drawing
4 Thursdays beginning October 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Lisa Arnold
Charcoal is a wonderful medium to learn about light and dark shading, form and other techniques. Explore still-life set-ups, study hands, eyes and much more. This moody medium allows you to show off new skills as well as learn how to “control” charcoal.
YOUTH & TEEN WORKSHOPS & CLASSES (beginning 1st week of October)
Small Leather Working Projects Workshop (for TEENS)
Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman
Make small leather projects that reflect your individual style, like a bookmark, keychain or bracelet. Make something for yourself, or a gift for a friend!
Teen Blacksmithing Session B
4 Tuesdays beginning October 5, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Students will learn the basic forging techniques; build and maintain a coal fire, and use new skills to make several small projects such as hooks, fire pokers and hand forged jewelry.
Let’s Get Sewing (Kids ages 9+)
8 Wednesdays beginning October 6, 4:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Here’s your chance to sew on a machine! Learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques while making a patchwork pillow, stuffed animal and tote bag. Tracing, cutting and embroidery skills will be explored as well.
New! Botanical Prints and Cards
Hand-drawn printed cards and framed prints, featuring vegetables and botanicals straight from a Virginia artist’s organic garden.
Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm

View the 73rd Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale of work by the Guilford Art League, September 13 – October 2. Featuring a multi-media exhibition of works by over 100 Connecticut artists. Juror: Lenny Moskowitz.
Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

Registration is Ongoing for Fall Workshops and Classes

Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors
Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Eder Brothers · Page Hardware & Appliance · The Stone Agency
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · Kebabian’s ·
Ladd Capital Management · Monte Financial Group · Shoreline Financial Advisors ·
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty